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Old 12-04-2012, 08:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Christmas pup
The children wake on Christmas day
Then run to wake their parents up
The noise and happy laughter prove
That Santa Claus has left a pup

When he sits down upon the mat
They put on him a paper hat
He runs and tries to catch his tail
The children shriek and laugh and wail

With shiny nose and head on paws
The little dog from Santa Claus
Curls up asleep upon the mat
At last some peace for tabby cat

The days of bliss roll on and on
Till all the puppy fat has gone

Another Christmas comes around
Once more the children's laughter sound
Other toys around the fire
Dog is left of him they tire

"Get out the way you great big brute
You're standing on my brand new flute"
He tries to join in all their fun
"Get off your're standing on my gun"

With head hung low and tail on legs
He slinks upstairs to lie by beds
Discarded like the older toys
This Christmas there will be no joys

Christmas comes then Christmas goes
Sunshine soon replaces snow
Brochures out thought fly away
Where to go on holiday

The Costa Brava? Ballyhog?
Hey what do we do with the dog?

Now a problem has arose
On golden paws he lays his nose
His big brown eyes shine in the light
"I'll take him for a drive tonight"

After tea they take the lead
"Let me go too" his eyes do plead
"Come on Butch"he jumps with glee
"He's going out and taking me!"

With wagging tail and running feet
He jumps into the cars back seat
To the park he wants to go
He wonders does his master know

Butch bumps his nose on window pane
The car has stopped in quiet lane
The dog jumps out and sniffs around
Then he hears familiar sound

His masters starting up once more
He runs and scratches on the door

Left alone in quiet lane
Paws bleeding body racked with pain
The dog has run four days or more
Looking for his masters door

No familiar sight or sound
He lays exhausted on the ground

"Would he do it?
Could it be?
He's driven off
Abandoned me?"

At last he wakes and gives a moan
Through bars he sees the stray dogs home
To be his home for just one week
If he's not claimed he's put to sleep

A week goes by,no word at all
They lead him down the whitewashed hall
What did he do,what was his crime
That he was born at Christmas time

PLEASE THINK BEFORE BUYING A DOG
FOR CHRISTMAS
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This is so heartbreaking, omg.


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Heartbreaking, if only more people realized this. I posted this to Kijiji, Canada's version of CraigsList and the amount of responses I'm getting is overwhelming.
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I know of a couple situations where people got a puppy for Christmas and it worked out, but they were homes that had already put some SERIOUS thought into what adding a dog to the family entailed.

The one that stands out the most in the mind is a family friend, an oral surgeon. Their 8-year-old daughter had begged ceaselessly for a puppy for more than three years. Mom and Dad carefully selected the King Charles as the best for their family, found a good, responsible breeder, had the puppy shipped, and arranged for their daughter to spend the week leading up to Christmas with grandma so the puppy had time to adjust to his new surroundings.

She found him on Christmas morning wearing a bow and a tag with his name on it (Dad's rule was that he got to name it. No "Sugarplum" or "Princess" for their family!)

It was the sweetest thing, and that family has taken EXCELLENT care of their new member. It was somewhat inspiring seeing someone who was not a "dog person" already going about things the exact right way.
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